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The 7th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 14 officers and 88 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 46 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at New York City for two years service
April 23 Mustered in under Colonel John E. Bendix, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Kapff and Major Casper Keller
May 24 Left State for Newport News, Va. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia
May 27 Occupation of Newport News, Va. and duty there
June 10
Action at Big Bethel, Va.

The regiment lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 6 men wounded, and 2 captured

July 12
Baker Lee’s Farm, Newport News

The regiment lost 3 men wounded and 3 officers and 11 men missing

August 1 Colonel Bendix resigned to become colonel of the 10th New York Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel Kapff was promoted to colonel, Major Keller to lieutenant colonel and George Von Schack mustered in as major.
1862
February 8 Colonel Kapff resigned, Major George Von Schack was promoted to colonel and Captain Frederick Gaebel of Company A was promoted to major
March 8-9
Battle between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads

The regiment lost 1 man wounded to a shell fired by the C.S.S. Virginia. Private Christian Steirlen of Company A had his leg amputated and was discharged for disability.

May Joined 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond

The regiment lost 2 officers and 24 men kiled or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 82 men wounded, and 38 men missing, including casualties listed below.

June 26-29 About Fair Oaks
June 29
Peach Orchard and Savage Station

the regiment lost 2 men mortally wounded

June 30
White Oak Swamp and Glendale

the regiment lost 2 men killed

July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 2 officers and 20 men killed or mortally wounded, along with Captain Charles Brestel of Company C, who was wounded and later captured, and Captain Adelbert Fell of Company I, who was also wounded.

July 13 Captain Louis Hocheim of Company F died of disease in New York City
July At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-30 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 14 Battle of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Captain Charles Brestel. It captured three Confederate colors in fighting around the Sunken Road, losing 2 officers and 20 men killed or mortally wounded and 39 men wounded, including Captain Charles Hensler of Company G, who was wounded and lated died of his wounds.

From the brigade monument at Antietam:

Caldwell’s Brigade relieved Meagher’s and became heavily engaged with the Confederate Infantry occupying the Sunken Road and Piper’s cornfield south of it. After an obstinate contest, the Brigade succeeded in dislodging the Confederates from the Sunken Road and, having repelled several attempts to turn its flanks, advanced to the high ground overlooking Piper’s house, where it was halted by command of General Richardson.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and duty there
September 28 Lieutenant Colonel Keller resigns
October 13 Major Gaebel promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Charles Brestel of Company C promoted to major
October 16-17 Reconnaissance to Charlestown
October 30-November 17 Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 10 officers and 59 men killed or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 156 men wounded, and 1 officer and 11 men missing. Colonel Von Schack, Lieutenant Colonel Gaebel and were both wounded, leaving Captain Gustav A. von Brausen of Company F in command of the regiment. Captains Herman Becker of Company A, Max Boettcher of Company I and Carl E. Feber du Faur of Company C were killed and Fierd Moseback of Company E, Frederick Thibaut of Company I and Oscar von Heringen of Comany H were wounded.

1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 4 men missing

May 8 Mustered out at New York City, expiration of term, under Colonel George W. Von Schack, Lieutenant Colonel Gaebel and Major Charles Brestel. Three years’ men were attached to 52nd New York Infantry